The answer is that our economy needs new, innovative solutions now more than ever. While the overall economy is slowly improving, too many communities across the country are falling behind. Cities like Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Sacramento, and Hartford have continued to lose high-quality jobs during the economic recovery, with a large share of the new opportunities coming from part-time and low wage openings. Labor force participation is down 6.54 percent since the early 2000s, and the median household income in 2013 was lower than it was in 1989.
It’s time to focus on the practical, bipartisan solutions that can get our economy working in every corner of our country, and we’re excited to announce our first event focused on just that.
On Wednesday, April 15, the Economic Innovation Group will host our first policy event, Rethinking Economic Renewal, alongside The Atlantic LIVE.
The event brings together experts and policymakers–from opposite sides of the aisle–who agree that it’s time to drive more private investment in distressed areas of our country.
The Atlantic’s Steve Clemons will moderate a conversation with Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Tim Scott (R-SC), preceded by a panel featuring EIG’s Economic Advisory Board Co-chairs, Kevin Hassett and Jared Bernstein, along with Amy Liu from the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution.
We hope you will join us on Wednesday. Register by clicking the link below:
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
8:00am – 10:00am
Newseum Knight Broadcast Studio
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
Register for the event: http://www.theatlantic.com/live/events/rethinking-economic-renewal/2015/